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Star Wars Gift Guide 2017

Star Wars Gift Guide 2017

Over the past few months we've been rounding up some of the most epic or otherwise nice-yet-affordable Star Wars gifts for this holiday season. What we've got is what you'll see below. This list includes a Star Wars record player, an electric vehicle for kids, and some star wars stationary. Basically all levels of gift cost are included here - from the extremely inexpensive to the Favorite-Aunty-Costly.

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Battlefront 2: Reddit meme-troopers just saved the day …for now

Battlefront 2: Reddit meme-troopers just saved the day …for now

This week Reddit changed the mind of EA on a game they were just about to release called Star Wars: Battlefront II. This game was looking amazing at first, then the public turned sour at EA's reveal of in-game transactions. After days of bad press from game and tech blogs and a massive front-page-fiasco on Reddit, EA "heard you loud and clear."

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OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition leaked

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition leaked

A tip was sent this morning on the appearance of a OnePlus 5T with a special edition on its name. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a month away at this point, and Lucasfilm hasn't been stingy with access to their licensing rights for products of all sorts. OnePlus has been known to release special limited edition versions of their smartphones, too - remember the Colette OnPlus 3T, and the midnight black edition 3T, and the OnePlus 5 JCC+ release earlier this year.

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New Star Wars trilogy has no Skywalker

New Star Wars trilogy has no Skywalker

Rian Johnson will write the next big Star Wars trilogy, right after he gets done with work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Perhaps the most important bit of information released today by Lucasfilm on the matter was confirmation of its content. This new trilogy will be "separate from the episodic Skywalker saga." This opens up the door to a whole new cast of characters.

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The Millennium Falcon was hidden badly : Here’s more Star Wars on Google Maps

The Millennium Falcon was hidden badly : Here’s more Star Wars on Google Maps

Users of Google Maps and lovers of space-spotting Star Wars set pieces will enjoy the appearance of the Millennium Falcon this week in Surrey. The first of two images of the same Star Wars spaceship can be found simply by searching for Longcross Studios Surrey on Google Earth and scrolling to the right. The second Falcon isn't quite so easy to spot.

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First Pacific Rim Uprising trailer debuts at NYCC

First Pacific Rim Uprising trailer debuts at NYCC

This year's New York Comic Con is underway this week, and a panel on Friday saw the reveal of the first trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising. Staring The Force Awakens' John Boyega this time around, the movie is the sequel to director Guillermo del Toro's 2013 hit Pacific Rim, which had giant robots fighting giant monsters across the big screen.

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Blade Runner 2049 Review Round-up: Critics say its better than the original

Blade Runner 2049 Review Round-up: Critics say its better than the original

This morning the first round of Blade Runner 2049 reviews were released with an almost-purely-positive set of reactions. The difference between the original and the sequel seems to be in the age they each reflect. Like every great and true science fiction movie, Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 seem to perfectly encapsulate the future of the world we live in here in the present.

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Sphero R2-D2 Review : Also the Best Star Wars Toy ever made

Sphero R2-D2 Review : Also the Best Star Wars Toy ever made

When I reviewed BB-8 by Sphero, I didn't expect the company would go back and create an R2-D2, too. They built their name on the original remotely controlled sphere - Sphero - and they'd not yet expanded to the world of Cars and Spider-Men. Since then they've become a much more diversified group of smart-device creators, and it's become time to roll out with the most beloved Star Wars robot in the history of the world: R2-D2 (also now by Sphero).

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This giant Star Wars toy just won Force Friday

This giant Star Wars toy just won Force Friday

The best Star Wars toy was just revealed to the world in the form of a secret event inside an event at Target. This event was Force Friday, and the event within was a sort of mini-raffle. Those in attendance were given the treat of a lifetime - a view of the biggest Star Wars plush toy in the history of the world - Porg style.

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Toshiba’s Star Wars TV is… interesting

Toshiba’s Star Wars TV is… interesting

Toshiba made a Star Wars television that's 24-inches diagonally and designed with a Star Wars pattern. They've gone above-and-beyond when it comes to hyping this less-than-fantastic design, suggesting that "this model draws viewers into the space odyssey action, submerging them into an X-wing mission every time their eyes meet the TV." Toshiba would certainly have been better served in making the exterior aesthetic of this television set more subtle, focusing instead on the other tiny details that aren't quite so eye-searing.

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Star Wars TLJ SPOILER inside: one HUGE Snoke leak

Star Wars TLJ SPOILER inside: one HUGE Snoke leak

Before we go any further, Star Wars fans, I recommend you turn back - this is the sort of leaked set of images that change the movie. This is an image - and a set of images - that make the way you see the film different, especially if you'd planned on going to the theater this December with a completely blank slate idea of what Star Wars: The Last Jedi would be like.

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This is Donald Glover as Lando (and Chewie’s wife?!)

This is Donald Glover as Lando (and Chewie’s wife?!)

Today we've gotten a couple looks at what Donald Glover is going to look like in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars film. While it should be relatively obvious that his appearance won't change drastically - Lando's just a man, after all - we do get to see some sweet costume images. Very, very small images that I feel border on cruelty - thanks Ron Howard! Now, to start making that super-duper-early cosplay jacket in yellow...

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